E-Bulletin of August 31, 2004
"Election 2004" Coming Oct. 1
Help us spread the word! In partnership with The Times of Trenton
and the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, MCCC will
host a Community Forum: “Election 2004: How Will New
Jersey Vote and Why?” on Oct. 1 starting at 8:30
a.m. at the Conference Center.
asked to register before September 22. The fee is $20 per person, which
includes continental breakfast. There is a 10% discount for groups of
three or more. Seniors and students pay $10. For more information call
Lorna Strang at (609) 586-4800 extension 3856, or send her an e-mail.
For panelists and details, click here.
Rates for EnTech Conference
In order to encourage student attendance,
The Entertainment Technology Conference Committee has reduced the rate
for MCCC students to $49. (The rate for students from other colleges
is $99.) Call 586-9446 to register.
special rate for faculty and staff members is $99. Click
here to register
high-tech conference will be held Sept. 23 and 24 at MCCC's Conference
Center. The general registration fee for the two-day conference is $295;
one-day $175. Click here for the
Videos at EnTech
At the Entertainment Technology Conference (see above), for the special
rate of $8, you can attend a Thursday evening wine reception from 5
to 6 p.m. followed by an
exclusive screening of two New Jersey films. "Sister Rose’s
Passion" is a documentary that won an award at this year’s
Tribeca Film Festival, co-produced by New Jersey residents Peter LeDonne
and Steven Kalafer. "The Highlands Rediscovered" is a new
high-definition documentary produced by New Jersey Network and shown
here publicly for the first time. There is no extra charge for conference
attendees. Call 586-9446.
Night Fun at 5K Race
Break out your running (or walking) shoes! The MCCC Alumni Association's
5K Run and Fun Fest is coming to MCCC on Friday, Oct. 1. The race begins
at 6 p.m., with check-in starting at 4:45. Pre-registration entry fee
is $15 if postmarked by Sept. 24, and $20 after that date. The fee includes
a post-race picnic (hoagies, chips, cookies and drinks). The fee for
the picnic only is $10.
The USATF-certified course starts in front of the Physical Education
Center and loops around the campus. Race tee-shirts will be given to
all pre-registered entrants and to race-day entrants while supplies
last. There will be gift certificates for the top male and female finishers
in various age categories. To register please call ext. 3742.
Picnic Slide Show
See a slide show
of the faculty picnic. Photos courtesy of Mary Hayes.
of Aug. 24, 2004
Introduction of New Staff
Strategic Plan Report
Middle States Self-Study Report
Dr. Rose's Update
Michele Rousseau, coordinator of the Academic Testing Center, represented
MCCC at the National College Testing Association's (NCTA) 2004 Conference
in New Orleans the week of Aug. 9. Mercer was the only New Jersey college
represented at the conference this year.
Rousseau co-presented a 90-minute workshop to more than 100 conferees
on cheating and academic integrity, with Miami Dade College's Testing
Director John Vassiliou. The workshop included foundational issues regarding
establishing a policy for academic integrity, the epidemic of cheating
occurring nationwide, reasons for cheating, prevention strategies and
discussion of cheating confrontations. Rousseau also attended workshops
at the conference.
Mercer has been a member of NCTA since 2000, when Rousseau was asked
to join and serve on the 2002 Conference Planning Committee. MCCC has
been represented at NCTA conferences since 2001. MCCC Testing Specialist
Lynne Nelson attended the Scottsdale Arizona conference in 2003.
Bookstore provided rewards in the form of microwave popcorn for
the first 1,000 purchasers on the first day of school, Aug. 30.
At left is
Dina Marcucci of Hamilton, a freshman Communications major, displaying
to Women Workshop
Cynthia Goble, a certificate holder from our continuing education program
and director of "Pay it Forward," a career networking group,
invites MCCC staff, faculty and students to a workshop,"Finding
Your Voice" featuring speaker/author Dr. Carol Goodheart and based
on Goodheart's new book of the same name. It's designed to" help
women challenge the messages of men, myths and the media." The
date is Saturday, Sept. 25, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian
Church of Ewing, Adult Lounge, 100 Scotch Road, Ewing, NJ. A "donation"
of $2 to cover expenses is requested. Call 609-419-0422 or
e-mail Goble for more information.
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